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AL: Doug Jones(D) vs.Arnold Mooney(R) vs.Bradley Byrne(R) vs.Jeff Sessions(R) vs.John Merrill(R) vs.John Rogers(D) vs.Roy Moore(R) vs.Tommy Tuberville(R)
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AR: Tom Cotton(R) vs.Josh Mahony(D) vs.Dan Whitfield(I) vs.Ricky Dale Harrington(L)
CO: Cory Gardner(R) vs.Alice Madden(D) vs.Andrew Romanoff(D) vs.Angela Williams(D) vs.Dan Baer(D) vs.Ellen Burnes(D) vs.John Hickenlooper(D) vs.John Walsh(D) vs.Mike Johnston(D)
DE: Chris Coons(D) vs.Jessica Scarane(D)
GA-2: Kelly Loeffler(R) vs.Doug Collins(R) vs.Jason Carter(D) vs.Matt Lieberman(D) vs.Michelle Nunn(D) vs.Tom Price(R)
GA-6: David Perdue(R) vs.Jon Ossoff(D) vs.Ted Terry(D) vs.Teresa Tomlinson(D)
ID: Jim Risch(R) vs.Nancy Harris(D) vs.Paulette Jordan(D)
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WY: Michael Enzi(R, retiring) vs.Cynthia Lummis(R) vs.Yana Ludwig(D)

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MN-6: Klobuchar(D) vs.Newberger(R) vs.Overby(G)
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Duncan Hunter on Abortion
Click here for 25 full quotes on Abortion OR background on Abortion.
  • Hunter Bill: define that life begins at conception. (Sep 2007)
  • No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion. (Sep 2007)
  • Good day for America when Roe v. Wade is repealed. (May 2007)
  • Adult stem cell research instead of embryonic stem cells. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research. (May 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions. (Apr 2005)
  • Voted YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime. (Feb 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life. (Oct 2003)
  • Voted YES on forbidding human cloning for reproduction & medical research. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info. (Sep 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on banning partial-birth abortions. (Apr 2000)
  • Voted YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion. (Jan 2008)
  • Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans. (Jul 2010)
  • Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood. (Jan 2011)
  • No family planning assistance that includes abortion. (Jan 2013)
  • No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare. (Jan 2015)
  • Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life. (May 2015)
  • Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection. (May 2018)
  • Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion. (Mar 2019)
  • Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment. (Jan 2007)
Duncan Hunter on Budget & Economy
Click here for 10 full quotes on Budget & Economy OR background on Budget & Economy.
  • Budget deficit & trade deficit to China create security risk. (Dec 2007)
  • Balance the budget by cutting spending, except in defense. (Sep 2007)
  • Efficiency reform: remove duplicative & ineffective programs. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler. (Dec 2008)
  • Voted NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on defining "energy emergency" on federal gas prices. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on regulating the subprime mortgage industry. (Nov 2007)
  • Balanced Budget Amendment with 3/5 vote to override. (Jan 2009)
  • Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans. (Jan 2013)
  • Supports balanced budget amendment & line item veto. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Civil Rights
Click here for 18 full quotes on Civil Rights OR background on Civil Rights.
  • GOP should ask African Americans for their vote. (Sep 2007)
  • We need a constitutional amendment to define marriage. (Sep 2007)
  • Hate crimes on sexual orientation threaten equal protection. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted YES on making the PATRIOT Act permanent. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on banning gay adoptions in DC. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions. (May 1998)
  • Supports anti-flag desecration amendment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 7% by the ACLU, indicating an anti-civil rights voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks. (Dec 2005)
  • Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage. (Jun 2008)
  • Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism. (May 2016)
  • Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage. (Jul 2015)
Duncan Hunter on Corporations
Click here for 5 full quotes on Corporations OR background on Corporations.
  • Voted YES on replacing illegal export tax breaks with $140B in new breaks. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on Bankruptcy Overhaul requiring partial debt repayment. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 83% by the US COC, indicating a pro-business voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business. (Jan 2011)
  • Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business. (Apr 2011)
Duncan Hunter on Crime
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  • Trust juries to ensure equal justice. (Sep 2007)
  • Death penalty is needed for deterrence. (Sep 2007)
  • Opposes “hate crimes” legislation. (Sep 2007)
  • Prosecute all illegal adult pornography. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime. (Jun 1999)
  • Voted NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals. (Mar 1996)
  • Voted YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder. (Feb 1995)
  • Voted NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment. (Apr 1994)
  • Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes. (Dec 2000)
  • Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues. (Dec 2014)
  • More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty. (Sep 1994)
  • Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons. (Jan 1995)
Duncan Hunter on Drugs
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  • Voted NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism. (Sep 2001)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance. (Dec 2006)
  • Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance. (Jan 2014)
Duncan Hunter on Education
Click here for 20 full quotes on Education OR background on Education.
  • Unions and status quo run good teachers out of teaching. (Dec 2007)
  • Replace old credentialing with inspiration. (Dec 2007)
  • Make schools community-based with no mandated integration. (Sep 2007)
  • Don’t impeach judges for decisions on legislature prayers. (Sep 2007)
  • Present scientific facts that support creationism. (Sep 2007)
  • Equal funds for abstinence as contraceptive-based education. (Sep 2007)
  • Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports vouchers & home schooling. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on additional $10.2B for federal education & HHS projects. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance. (Jul 2006)
  • Voted NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges. (Mar 2006)
  • Voted YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror. (Nov 2001)
  • Voted YES on requiring states to test students. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools. (Aug 1998)
  • Voted YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools. (Nov 1997)
  • Voted YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer. (Mar 1994)
  • Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes. (Dec 2003)
  • A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind. (Jul 2015)
  • Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools. (Oct 2015)
  • Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer. (May 1997)
Duncan Hunter on Energy & Oil
Click here for 18 full quotes on Energy & Oil OR background on Energy & Oil.
  • Give incentives in R&D to find new energy sources. (Dec 2007)
  • Take taxes down to zero for the alternative energy sources. (May 2007)
  • Voted NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation. (May 2008)
  • Voted NO on tax incentives for renewable energy. (Feb 2008)
  • Voted NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on passage of the Bush Administration national energy policy. (Jun 2004)
  • Voted YES on implementing Bush-Cheney national energy policy. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol. (Jun 2000)
  • Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence. (Dec 2006)
  • Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules. (Jan 2009)
  • No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases. (Jan 2011)
  • Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico. (Jul 2016)
Duncan Hunter on Environment
Click here for 10 full quotes on Environment OR background on Environment.
  • Opposes Kelo property rights; restrict eminent domain. (Sep 2007)
  • Scored 42% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted NO on $9.7B for Amtrak improvements and operation thru 2013. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on increasing AMTRAK funding by adding $214M to $900M. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted NO on barring website promoting Yucca Mountain nuclear waste dump. (May 2006)
  • Voted YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species. (Sep 2005)
  • Voted YES on speeding up approval of forest thinning projects. (Nov 2003)
  • Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Voted YES to require GMO labeling. (Jun 2016)
  • Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act. (Oct 1993)
Duncan Hunter on Families & Children
Click here for 6 full quotes on Families & Children OR background on Families & Children.
  • Protect parental authority against “psychological” parents. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on establishing nationwide AMBER alert system for missing kids. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Increase penalties for child sexual slavery. (Mar 2008)
  • Use tax code to reinforce families. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Foreign Policy
Click here for 16 full quotes on Foreign Policy OR background on Foreign Policy.
  • Get UN to establish armed humanitarian convoys to Darfur. (Sep 2007)
  • Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace. (Sep 2007)
  • Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan. (Sep 2007)
  • Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty. (Sep 2007)
  • Increase the burden-sharing at UN. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on cooperating with India as a nuclear power. (Sep 2008)
  • Voted YES on deterring foreign arms transfers to China. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding. (Jun 2005)
  • Voted NO on keeping Cuba travel ban until political prisoners released. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on $156M to IMF for 3rd-world debt reduction. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China. (May 2000)
  • Voted NO on $15.2 billion for foreign operations. (Nov 1999)
  • Keep sanctions against Syria until WMDs are dismantled. (May 2007)
  • Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners. (Nov 2014)
  • Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank. (Jan 2017)
  • Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide of the early 1900s. (Mar 2007)
Duncan Hunter on Free Trade
Click here for 20 full quotes on Free Trade OR background on Free Trade.
  • NAFTA is a bad business deal. (Dec 2007)
  • Let’s buy American this Christmas season. (Nov 2007)
  • Reflect tariffs back at competitors. (Oct 2007)
  • North American Union is only free trade in one direction. (Sep 2007)
  • Inappropriate to impose sanctions for persecuting Christians. (Sep 2007)
  • No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico. (Sep 2007)
  • China is cheating on trade by devaluing their currency. (May 2007)
  • Eliminate all manufacturing taxes to increase US hiring. (May 2007)
  • China is cheating on trade; junk our bad China trade deals. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization. (Oct 2007)
  • Voted NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade. (Jul 2005)
  • Voted YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement. (Jul 2004)
  • Voted NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on withdrawing from the WTO. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 24% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record. (Dec 2002)
  • Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency. (May 2009)
  • Block NAFTA Superhighway & North American Union. (Jan 2007)
  • Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions. (Dec 2012)
Duncan Hunter on Government Reform
Click here for 17 full quotes on Government Reform OR background on Government Reform.
  • Focus on the military, immigration, & the industrial base. (Dec 2007)
  • Voter IDs are stumbling blocks, but necessary. (Sep 2007)
  • Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God. (Sep 2007)
  • Don’t share the role of commander in chief with V.P. (Aug 2007)
  • Voted NO on granting Washington DC an Electoral vote & vote in Congress. (Apr 2007)
  • Voted NO on protecting whistleblowers from employer recrimination. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on requiring photo ID for voting in federal elections. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting lawsuits about obesity against food providers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on limiting attorney's fees in class action lawsuits. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on restricting frivolous lawsuits. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions. (Feb 2002)
  • Voted YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted NO on banning soft money and issue ads. (Sep 1999)
  • No holiday on election day; no same-day registration. (Mar 2019)
  • Limit punitive damages; term limits on Congress. (Sep 1994)
  • Government is too big, too intrusive, too easy with money. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Gun Control
Click here for 14 full quotes on Gun Control OR background on Gun Control.
  • Bearing arms is a tradition of the American soldier. (Nov 2007)
  • Let DC residents keep guns, then maybe ok to let them vote. (Sep 2007)
  • Criminals prefer unarmed victims. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers. (Oct 2005)
  • Voted YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1. (Jun 1999)
  • Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • National cross-state standard for concealed carry. (Jan 2009)
  • Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message. (May 2010)
  • Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases. (Oct 2011)
  • Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad. (Jul 2011)
  • Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale. (Jan 2019)
  • Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense. (Jan 1999)
  • Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC. (Mar 2007)
Duncan Hunter on Health Care
Click here for 26 full quotes on Health Care OR background on Health Care.
  • Romney’s plan has 1,000 mandates; drives up cost by 35%. (Oct 2007)
  • Bring back family doctor, with tax breaks & less malpractice. (Sep 2007)
  • Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage. (Sep 2007)
  • Allow Americans to buy health insurance across state lines. (Aug 2007)
  • SCHIP bill is the first extension of socialized medicine. (Aug 2007)
  • States locking up insurance industry adds to high Rx prices. (Jun 2007)
  • Free enterprise invents drugs; Third World can’t do that. (Jun 2007)
  • Voted YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare. (Jul 2008)
  • Voted NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids. (Jan 2008)
  • Voted NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay. (Feb 2006)
  • Voted YES on limiting medical malpractice lawsuits to $250,000 damages. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients. (Nov 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs. (Jul 2003)
  • Voted YES on small business associations for buying health insurance. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits. (Mar 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing suing HMOs, but under federal rules & limited award. (Aug 2001)
  • Voted YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage. (Jun 2000)
  • Voted YES on banning physician-assisted suicide. (Oct 1999)
  • Voted YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts. (Oct 1999)
  • Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Prohibit mandatory mental health screen for students. (May 2007)
  • Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law. (Jan 2011)
  • Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law. (Jan 2011)
  • Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient. (Feb 2015)
Duncan Hunter on Homeland Security
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  • Gitmo prisoners are comfortable and well-fed; never tortured. (Oct 2008)
  • Cut off businesses that sell killing technology to Mideast. (Sep 2007)
  • Resisting gays in military is why we have best military. (Sep 2007)
  • We’ve been too liberal with release of Guantanamo terrorists. (Sep 2007)
  • Rebuild national defense for emerging threats. (May 2007)
  • Arsenal of democracy is leaving our shores. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations. (Mar 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted YES on allowing electronic surveillance without a warrant. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight. (Apr 2006)
  • Voted YES on federalizing rules for driver licenses to hinder terrorists. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on supporting new position of Director of National Intelligence. (Dec 2004)
  • Voted YES on adopting the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Apr 2003)
  • Voted YES on permitting commercial airline pilots to carry guns. (Jul 2002)
  • Voted YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill. (Jul 1999)
  • Voted YES on deploying SDI. (Mar 1999)
  • Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Member of House Committee on Armed Services. (Mar 2011)
  • Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty. (Mar 2013)
  • Restrict domestic monitoring of phone calls. (Oct 2013)
  • End bulk data collection under USA PATRIOT Act. (Oct 2013)
  • No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad. (Jan 2015)
  • Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP. (Dec 2007)
  • No US troops under UN command; more defense spending. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Immigration
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  • Hispanic community does not agree with having open borders. (Dec 2007)
  • Folks here illegally have to leave, to protect our jobs. (Sep 2007)
  • Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads. (Sep 2007)
  • Complete fence, despite difficulties, because it’s the law. (Sep 2007)
  • FactCheck: Only 9 miles of fence in San Diego after 11 years. (Sep 2007)
  • This administration has “the slows” on border enforcement. (May 2007)
  • Keep rule barring immigrants from running for president. (May 2007)
  • I built the 854-mile border fence and it cut down crime. (May 2007)
  • FactCheck: 854-mile fence shifted crime more than cutting it. (May 2007)
  • Hinting at amnesty causes a rush to the border. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted YES on building a fence along the Mexican border. (Sep 2006)
  • Voted YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment. (May 2004)
  • Voted NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules. (May 2001)
  • Voted NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers. (Sep 1998)
  • Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance. (Dec 2006)
  • End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies. (Apr 2009)
  • Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens. (Jan 2011)
  • Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants. (Mar 2013)
  • Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service. (Jun 2016)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Apr 2019)
  • Declared English the official language of the US. (Jan 1999)
Duncan Hunter on Jobs
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  • Unions built the middle class. (Oct 2007)
  • No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on extending unemployment benefits from 39 weeks to 59 weeks. (Oct 2008)
  • Voted NO on overriding presidential veto of Farm Bill. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on restricting employer interference in union organizing. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on increasing minimum wage to $7.25. (Jan 2007)
  • Voted YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business. (Oct 2004)
  • Voted YES on $167B over 10 years for farm price supports. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on zero-funding OSHA's Ergonomics Rules instead of $4.5B. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 20% by the AFL-CIO, indicating an anti-union voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Member of House Education and Labor Committee. (Mar 2011)
  • Incentives to businesses create jobs & raise wages. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Principles & Values
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  • Stripped of committee posts while under indictment. (Feb 2019)
  • Platform: defense, enforceable borders, manufacturing jobs. (Sep 2007)
  • Restore economic patriotism: America is arsenal of democracy. (Aug 2007)
  • Move away from the Ted Kennedy Wing of the Republican Party. (Jun 2007)
  • Founding member of Conservative Opportunity Society. (Jun 1995)
  • Religious affiliation: Baptist. (Nov 2000)
  • Member of the House Republican Young Guns. (Sep 2010)
  • Contract with America: 10 bills in 1st 100 days of Congress. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Social Security
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  • Address entitlement programs with trade policy. (Oct 2007)
  • Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits. (Jul 2000)
  • Voted NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox. (May 1999)
  • Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security. (Jul 2000)
  • Rated 11% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance. (Jan 2013)
  • Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Tax Reform
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  • FactCheck: Cost of IRS compliance is $150B,not $250B. (Dec 2007)
  • The IRS and current tax system cost too much. (Dec 2007)
  • Would be wrong to pledge never to raise taxes. (Nov 2007)
  • Sponsored FairTax proposal. (Oct 2007)
  • Alternative minimum tax is creeping up & must be reformed. (Mar 2007)
  • Voted NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends. (Dec 2005)
  • Voted YES on providing tax relief and simplification. (Sep 2004)
  • Voted YES on making permanent an increase in the child tax credit. (May 2004)
  • Voted YES on permanently eliminating the marriage penalty. (Apr 2004)
  • Voted YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent. (Apr 2002)
  • Voted YES on $99 B economic stimulus: capital gains & income tax cuts. (Oct 2001)
  • Voted YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years. (May 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"). (Apr 2001)
  • Voted YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty". (Jul 2000)
  • Voted YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business. (Mar 2000)
  • Phaseout the death tax. (Mar 2001)
  • Rated 58% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes. (Dec 2003)
  • Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation. (Dec 2006)
  • Permanently repeal the estate tax. (Jan 2011)
  • Death Tax is a pernicious double tax. (Apr 2015)
  • Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes. (Sep 1994)
Duncan Hunter on Technology
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  • No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable. (Sep 2007)
  • Supports broadcast decency enforcement & Parent Empowerment. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted YES on retroactive immunity for telecoms' warrantless surveillance. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted YES on $23B instead of $4.9B for waterway infrastructure. (Nov 2007)
  • Voted NO on establishing "network neutrality" (non-tiered Internet). (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on increasing fines for indecent broadcasting. (Feb 2005)
  • Voted YES on promoting commercial human space flight industry. (Nov 2004)
  • Voted YES on banning Internet gambling by credit card. (Jun 2003)
  • Voted YES on allowing telephone monopolies to offer Internet access. (Feb 2002)
  • Criminal penalties for e-mail spamming. (Feb 2001)
  • Permanent ban on state & local taxation of Internet access. (Oct 2007)
  • Member of House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure. (Mar 2011)
  • End net neutrality; allow tiered Internet service. (Jan 2011)
Duncan Hunter on War & Peace
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  • Son serves in Marines, in Iraq & Afghanistan. (Dec 2007)
  • No Congressional authorization needed to attack Iran’s nukes. (Oct 2007)
  • Son has served two tours as a Marine in Iraq. (Sep 2007)
  • How to leave Iraq: “It’s called victory”. (Sep 2007)
  • Take out Iran nukes with precision systems, Osirak-style. (Sep 2007)
  • Marines are doing a good job; don’t rush for the exit. (Aug 2007)
  • Work with Pakistan against Taliban and Al Qaida. (Aug 2007)
  • Read NIE before war vote (then voted for war). (Jun 2007)
  • Pre-emptive tactical nukes OK if Iran keeps centrifuges. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraq war has been worth it. (Jun 2007)
  • Iraqi forces have stopped running and started fighting. (May 2007)
  • Stand up the Iraqi military then rotate US units out. (May 2007)
  • Iran’s behavior gives license to US to take necessary action. (May 2007)
  • Sending a fractured message is deleterious in Iraq. (Feb 2007)
  • Supports surge now, to get back to 2005 troop levels. (Feb 2007)
  • Hand off burden of security to Iraqi leadership. (Feb 2007)
  • Voted NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq. (Jun 2008)
  • Voted NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days. (May 2007)
  • Voted YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on approving removal of Saddam & valiant service of US troops. (Mar 2004)
  • Voted YES on authorizing military force in Iraq. (Oct 2002)
  • Voted NO on disallowing the invasion of Kosovo. (May 1999)
  • Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition. (Apr 2008)
  • Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America. (Jan 2012)
  • Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment. (May 2012)
  • Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL. (Jul 2014)
  • Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL. (Mar 2016)
Duncan Hunter on Welfare & Poverty
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  • GOP reforms changed cycle of welfare into employment. (Sep 2007)
  • Empower the poor instead of government “hand outs”. (Sep 2007)
  • Voted NO on providing $70 million for Section 8 Housing vouchers. (Jun 2006)
  • Voted YES on promoting work and marriage among TANF recipients. (Feb 2003)
  • Voted YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks. (Jul 2001)
  • Voted YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations. (Nov 1999)
  • Limit welfare to 2 years & cut welfare spending. (Sep 1994)


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Strongly Opposes topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(-5 points on Social scale)
Hunter Bill: define that life begins at conception: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No tax funding for organizations that promote abortion: Opposes topic 1
Good day for America when Roe v. Wade is repealed: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 0% by NARAL, indicating a pro-life voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Rated 100% by the NRLC, indicating a pro-life stance: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Prohibit transporting minors across state lines for abortion: Opposes topic 1
Bar funding for abortion under federal Obamacare plans: Opposes topic 1
Prohibit federal funding to groups like Planned Parenthood: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No family planning assistance that includes abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
No taxpayer funding of abortions via ObamaCare: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Ban abortion after 20 weeks, except for maternal life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Include pre-born human beings in 14th Amendment protection: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Sponsored bill to protect infant survivors of abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
Grant the pre-born equal protection under 14th Amendment: Opposes topic 1
YES on barring transporting minors to get an abortion: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortions: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning Family Planning funding in US aid abroad: Opposes topic 1
YES on Unknown roll call for 2001-89: Opposes topic 1
YES on funding for health providers who don't provide abortion info: Opposes topic 1
YES on banning partial-birth abortion except to save mother’s life: Strongly Opposes topic 1
YES on making it a crime to harm a fetus during another crime: Opposes topic 1
YES on restricting interstate transport of minors to get abortions: Strongly Opposes topic 1
NO on allowing human embryonic stem cell research: Opposes topic 1
NO on expanding research to more embryonic stem cell lines: Opposes topic 1
Opposes topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Issue a commemorative postage stamp of Rosa Parks: Favors topic 2
Rated 28% by the NAACP, indicating an anti-affirmative-action stance: Strongly Opposes topic 2
YES on ending preferential treatment by race in college admissions: Opposes topic 2
NO on $84 million in grants for Black and Hispanic colleges: Strongly Opposes topic 2
Strongly Opposes topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(-5 points on Social scale)
We need a constitutional amendment to define marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Opposes “hate crimes” legislation: Opposes topic 3
Schools forfeit funds if they expose kids to gay propaganda: Opposes topic 3
Resisting gays in military is why we have best military: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No “sexual orientation” in Employment Non-Discrimination Act: Opposes topic 3
Rated 0% by the HRC, indicating an anti-gay-rights stance: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Amend Constitution to define traditional marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Rated Religious objections to GLBT services same as 1960s racism: Strongly Favors topic 3
Respect faith-based opposition to same-sex marriage: Strongly Opposes topic 3
YES on banning gay adoptions in DC: Opposes topic 3
YES on Constitutionally defining marriage as one-man-one-woman: Strongly Opposes topic 3
NO on prohibiting job discrimination based on sexual orientation: Strongly Opposes topic 3
Strongly Favors topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don’t impeach judges for decisions on legislature prayers: Opposes topic 4
Present scientific facts that support creationism: Favors topic 4
Disallow lawsuits that stop public officials invoking God: Strongly Favors topic 4
No Fairness Doctrine: no equal time if morally objectionable: Favors topic 4
Supports anti-flag desecration amendment: Favors topic 4
Rated 100% by the Christian Coalition: a pro-Family-Value voting record: Strongly Favors topic 4
Supports a Constitutional Amendment for school prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on giving federal aid only to schools allowing voluntary prayer: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on responsible fatherhood via faith-based organizations: Favors topic 4
YES on treating religious organizations equally for tax breaks: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on allowing school prayer during the War on Terror: Strongly Favors topic 4
YES on constitutional amendment prohibiting flag desecration: Favors topic 4
YES on protecting the Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
NO on allowing Courts to decide on "God" in Pledge of Allegiance: Favors topic 4
Strongly Opposes topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Oppose mandated health insurance and universal coverage: Strongly Opposes topic 5
SCHIP bill is the first extension of socialized medicine: Strongly Opposes topic 5
States locking up insurance industry adds to high Rx prices: Opposes topic 5
Free enterprise invents drugs; Third World can’t do that: Opposes topic 5
Rated 11% by APHA, indicating a anti-public health voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal the Job-Killing Health Care Law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Repeal ObamaCare reporting requirements for small business: Opposes topic 5
Remove all funding from the 2010 national healthcare law: Strongly Opposes topic 5
Fully repealing ObamaCare is important, but not sufficient: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on giving mental health full equity with physical health: Opposes topic 5
NO on Veto override: Extend SCHIP to cover 6M more kids: Strongly Opposes topic 5
YES on establishing tax-exempt Medical Savings Accounts: Opposes topic 5
YES on subsidizing private insurance for Medicare Rx drug coverage: Opposes topic 5
YES on allowing reimportation of prescription drugs: Favors topic 5
YES on capping damages & setting time limits in medical lawsuits: Opposes topic 5
YES on limited prescription drug benefit for Medicare recipients: Opposes topic 5
YES on denying non-emergency treatment for lack of Medicare co-pay: Strongly Opposes topic 5
NO on requiring negotiated Rx prices for Medicare part D: Opposes topic 5
YES on overriding veto on expansion of Medicare: Favors topic 5
Strongly Favors topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Personal retirement accounts allow investing in one’s future: Favors topic 6
Create personal retirement accounts within Social Security: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 11% by the ARA, indicating an anti-senior voting record: Strongly Favors topic 6
Rated 7% by ARA, indicating a pro-privatization stance: Strongly Favors topic 6
Reduce taxes on Social Security earnings: Favors topic 6
NO on strengthening the Social Security Lockbox: Favors topic 6
YES on reducing tax payments on Social Security benefits: Favors topic 6
YES on raising 401(k) limits & making pension plans more portable: Favors topic 6
Strongly Favors topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Supports vouchers & home schooling: Strongly Favors topic 7
Rated 17% by the NEA, indicating anti-public education votes: Strongly Favors topic 7
A-PLUS lets states escape No Child Left Behind: Favors topic 7
Vouchers break link of low-income and low-quality schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on vouchers for private & parochial schools: Strongly Favors topic 7
YES on allowing vouchers in DC schools: Favors topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Opposes Kelo property rights; restrict eminent domain: Strongly Favors topic 8
Scored 42% on Humane Society Scorecard on animal protection: Favors topic 8
Rated 10% by the LCV, indicating anti-environment votes: Strongly Favors topic 8
Voted YES to require GMO labeling: Opposes topic 8
Regulating 15 more contaminants under Clean Water Act: Strongly Opposes topic 8
YES on deauthorizing "critical habitat" for endangered species: Strongly Favors topic 8
Strongly Favors topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(-5 points on Social scale)
Death penalty is needed for deterrence: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 30% by CURE, indicating anti-rehabilitation crime votes: Strongly Favors topic 9
Increase penalties for child sexual slavery: Strongly Favors topic 9
Rated 54% by the NAPO, indicating a moderate stance on police issues: Neutral on topic 9
More prisons, more enforcement, effective death penalty: Favors topic 9
Prevent luxurious conditions in prisons: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on replacing death penalty with life imprisonment: Strongly Favors topic 9
YES on making federal death penalty appeals harder: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on maintaining right of habeas corpus in Death Penalty Appeals: Favors topic 9
YES on more prosecution and sentencing for juvenile crime: Favors topic 9
NO on funding for alternative sentencing instead of more prisons.: Strongly Favors topic 9
NO on expanding services for offenders' re-entry into society: Favors topic 9
Strongly Favors topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Bearing arms is a tradition of the American soldier: Favors topic 10
Criminals prefer unarmed victims: Strongly Favors topic 10
Rated A+ by the NRA, indicating a pro-gun rights voting record: Strongly Favors topic 10
National cross-state standard for concealed carry: Strongly Favors topic 10
Teach kids Eddie Eagle GunSafe's lifesaving message: Favors topic 10
Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases: Strongly Favors topic 10
Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns acquired abroad: Favors topic 10
Rated Voted NO on background check for every firearm sale: Favors topic 10
Individual right to self-defense at home and as self-defense: Strongly Favors topic 10
Ban gun registration & trigger lock law in Washington DC: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on decreasing gun waiting period from 3 days to 1: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting suing gunmakers & sellers for gun misuse: Strongly Favors topic 10
YES on prohibiting product misuse lawsuits on gun manufacturers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Opposes topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(+2 points on Economic scale)
The IRS and current tax system cost too much: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Phaseout the death tax: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Rated 58% by NTU, indicating "Satisfactory" on tax votes: Neutral on topic 11
Rated 0% by the CTJ, indicating opposition to progressive taxation: Strongly Opposes topic 11
Permanently repeal the estate tax: Opposes topic 11
Death Tax is a pernicious double tax: Strongly Favors topic 11
Repeal marriage tax; cut middle class taxes: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the "marriage penalty": Opposes topic 11
YES on $46 billion in tax cuts for small business: Opposes topic 11
YES on Tax cut package of $958 B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on reducing Marriage Tax by $399B over 10 years: Opposes topic 11
YES on eliminating the Estate Tax ("death tax"): Opposes topic 11
YES on making the Bush tax cuts permanent: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on providing tax relief and simplification: Strongly Opposes topic 11
YES on retaining reduced taxes on capital gains & dividends: Strongly Opposes topic 11
NO on extending AMT exemptions to avoid hitting middle-income: Favors topic 11
Strongly Opposes topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(-5 points on Social scale)
Folks here illegally have to leave, to protect our jobs: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rescind Bush’s order allowing Mexican trucks on US roads: Opposes topic 12
Complete fence, despite difficulties, because it’s the law: Strongly Opposes topic 12
I built the 854-mile border fence and it cut down crime: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 100% by FAIR, indicating a voting record restricting immigration: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Rated 92% by USBC, indicating a sealed-border stance: Strongly Opposes topic 12
End Birthright Citizenship; no more anchor babies: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Redefine "birthright citizenship" to exclude illegal aliens: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Stop releasing low-risk illegal immigrants: Opposes topic 12
Voted YES to ban DREAMer immigrants from military service: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Declared English the official language of the US: Opposes topic 12
NO on more immigrant visas for skilled workers: Opposes topic 12
NO on extending Immigrant Residency rules: Opposes topic 12
YES on reporting illegal aliens who receive hospital treatment: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on preventing tipping off Mexicans about Minuteman Project: Strongly Opposes topic 12
YES on building a fence along the Mexican border: Strongly Opposes topic 12
Strongly Opposes topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(-5 points on Economic scale)
NAFTA is a bad business deal: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Reflect tariffs back at competitors: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Inappropriate to impose sanctions for persecuting Christians: Favors topic 13
No NAFTA Superhighway from Canada to Mexico: Opposes topic 13
China is cheating on trade; junk our bad China trade deals: Opposes topic 13
Rated 24% by CATO, indicating a pro-fair trade voting record: Strongly Opposes topic 13
Tariffs against countries undervaluing their currency: Opposes topic 13
Rated 38% by the USAE, indicating support for trade sanctions: Opposes topic 13
NO on 'Fast Track' authority for trade agreements: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on Permanent Normal Trade Relations with China: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on withdrawing from the WTO: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing US-Singapore free trade agreement: Strongly Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing free trade agreement with Chile: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on implementing US-Australia Free Trade Agreement: Favors topic 13
YES on end offshore tax havens and promote small business: Opposes topic 13
NO on implementing CAFTA, Central America Free Trade: Strongly Opposes topic 13
YES on assisting workers who lose jobs due to globalization: Opposes topic 13
Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Get UN to establish armed humanitarian convoys to Darfur: Opposes topic 14
Monitor the eradication of legal slavery in Sudan: Favors topic 14
Avoid ratifying Law of the Sea Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Increase the burden-sharing at UN: Favors topic 14
Sponsored opposing the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty: Strongly Favors topic 14
Condemn China's organ harvesting from Falun Gong prisoners: Opposes topic 14
No transfers of Gitmo prisoners to US or abroad: Strongly Favors topic 14
Two-state solution despite Israeli settlements on West Bank: Favors topic 14
NO on Veto override: Congressional oversight of CIA interrogations: Favors topic 14
YES on reforming the UN by restricting US funding: Strongly Favors topic 14
YES on continuing intelligence gathering without civil oversight: Favors topic 14
Strongly Favors topic 15:
Expand the military
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rebuild national defense for emerging threats: Strongly Favors topic 15
Rated 11% by SANE, indicating a pro-military voting record: Strongly Favors topic 15
Set minimum spending on defense at 4% of GDP: Strongly Favors topic 15
No US troops under UN command; more defense spending: Favors topic 15
YES on $266 billion Defense Appropriations bill: Favors topic 15
YES on deploying SDI: Favors topic 15
YES on emergency $78B for war in Iraq & Afghanistan: Strongly Favors topic 15
YES on continuing military recruitment on college campuses: Favors topic 15
NO on restricting no-bid defense contracts: Strongly Favors topic 15
Opposes topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(-3 points on Social scale)
Rated No holiday on election day; no same-day registration: Strongly Opposes topic 16
NO on banning soft money and issue ads: Opposes topic 16
YES on banning soft money donations to national political parties: Favors topic 16
NO on campaign finance reform banning soft-money contributions: Opposes topic 16
YES on restricting independent grassroots political committees: Opposes topic 16
Strongly Opposes topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(-5 points on Social scale)
Don’t pressure Israel to give up land for promise of peace: Strongly Favors topic 17
Marines are doing a good job; don’t rush for the exit: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iraqi forces have stopped running and started fighting: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Strengthen sanctions on Syria & assist democratic transition: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Counter Iran's growing presence in Latin America: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Iranian nuclear weapons: prevention instead of containment: Strongly Opposes topic 17
Work with Iraqi government to fight ISIL: Opposes topic 17
Ground troops plus drone strikes to destroy ISIL: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on authorizing military force in Iraq: Strongly Opposes topic 17
YES on declaring Iraq part of War on Terror with no exit date: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on redeploying US troops out of Iraq starting in 90 days: Strongly Opposes topic 17
NO on investigating Bush impeachment for lying about Iraq: Opposes topic 17
Strongly Opposes topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Rated 0% by the CAF, indicating opposition to energy independence: Opposes topic 18
Bar greenhouse gases from Clean Air Act rules: Strongly Opposes topic 18
No EPA regulation of greenhouse gases: Strongly Opposes topic 18
Rated Drill for oil & gas in offshore OCS & Eastern Gulf of Mexico: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for renewable energy: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on starting implementation of Kyoto Protocol: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on raising CAFE standards; incentives for alternative fuels: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on prohibiting oil drilling & development in ANWR: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on authorizing construction of new oil refineries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
YES on scheduling permitting for new oil refinieries: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on keeping moratorium on drilling for oil offshore: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on removing oil & gas exploration subsidies: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax incentives for energy production and conservation: Strongly Opposes topic 18
NO on tax credits for renewable electricity, with PAYGO offsets: Opposes topic 18
Strongly Favors topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(-5 points on Social scale)
Rated -30 by NORML, indicating a "hard-on-drugs" stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
Rated 0% by NORML, indicating an anti-legalization stance: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on subjecting federal employees to random drug tests: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on prohibiting needle exchange & medical marijuana in DC: Strongly Favors topic 19
YES on military border patrols to battle drugs & terrorism: Strongly Favors topic 19
NO on more funding for Mexico to fight drugs: Opposes topic 19
Opposes topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(+2 points on Economic scale)
Balance the budget by cutting spending, except in defense: Opposes topic 20
Expand lending caps for credit unions to small business: Favors topic 20
Audit the Federal Reserve & its actions on mortgage loans: Opposes topic 20
NO on $60B stimulus package for jobs, infrastructure, & energy: Strongly Opposes topic 20

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